Serial: 6N  Episode Nos. 615, 616, 617, and 618.  Title: Frontios

On the outer reaches of the universe in the far future, the TARDIS is forced down on the planet

Frontios, where they find a struggling colony of some of the last surviving humans under constant

bombardment from the skies above.  The Doctor and his companions come to understand their

plight much better when they themselves are marooned there too as the TARDIS is destroyed

during one such attack....


starring Peter Davison as the Doctor, Janet Fielding as Tegan, and Mark Strickson as Turlough.

Written by Christopher H. Bidmead, Produced by John Nathan-Turner, and Directed by Ron Jones.

Originally transmitted from 26 January 1984 to 3 February 1984 on BBC1.

DVD Features:

- All 4 episodes of the story, digitally remastered and restored.

- Graphical menus, episode and scene selection features, and subtitles for

   the hearing impaired.

- Optional commentary track by actors Peter Davison and Jeff Rawle (Plantagenet),

            John Gillett (the Gravis), script editor Eric Saward, and special sound designer

            Dick Mills.

- Information Text subtitles option.  Displays pop-up production trivia throughout

   the story.

- “Driven to Distraction  A new 33-minute behind-the-scenes featurette featuring

   interviews with writer Christopher H. Bidmead, script editor Eric Saward, production

   designer David Buckingham, and actors Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Jeff Rawle,

   and John Gillett. 

- Deleted and Extended Scenes.  A 16-minute package of deleted footage from

over 30 different scenes.

- Photo Gallery.  A 5-minute package of still photos taken during the production.

- Isolated Music track.  Selecting this will play the episodes with only the incidental

      music playing.

- Coming Soon trailer for Earthstory, a 2-story box set coming to the UK that will in fact

      be released as separate stories in North America: The Gunfighters and The Awakening.

- PDF Materials.  : the Radio Times listings are available as a .pdf file if you put the disc

into a computer.